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Pluto Flyby: NASA’s New Horizons Makes History

Courtesy of NASA

Pluto as seen from New Horizons on July 14, 2015

 

It took us about three days to get to the moon when we went to the moon. It took the New Horizon nine hours.”

Walter Charuba, New Horizons Mission Fellow Educator

After nearly a decade and 3 billion miles in space, scientists today are getting the closest look ever at the furthest objects in our solar system. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is approaching Pluto and its moons.

Walter Charuba is a sixth-grade science teacher in Grosse Pointe and a New Horizons Mission Fellow Educator. He’ll be at mission control as the flyby occurs. He spoke with WDET’s Eli Newman about the spacecraft’s duties as it passes Pluto.

 

 

Check out NASA TV’s live coverage of the New Horizons Pluto flyby below and check for updates on the mission here.

 

Image credit: Courtesy of NASA

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